Hi guyssss!!!!! How have you been? I hope you have been well, intentionally happening to life and making some progress on your goals? I hope you have kept well and you are joyful (even if happiness seems like a scarce commodity on some days of the week)? I hope you have remained grateful for life and the chance for new beginnings. I hope you are good!

I am sure some of you are wondering why I am waxing philosophical and being deep, lol. Well, what can I say? With tough times comes the need to reflect and dig deep. It might also have to do with the fact that I started writing this when I was seated at an airport in Lome starving. How else can you explain how you feel when you had an apple and a banana for breakfast, then your 1pm flight gets delayed by 2 hours and then all the restaurants at the airport don’t accept cards and there’s no ATM to draw cash from????

Lome airport, but why? How can you not accept cards?

Mehn, it is only God that did not allow me walk to the Duty-Free shop to buy a bag of chocolates and start eating it like jollof rice and chicken, lol. I legit think hunger can either make you return to default animal instincts settings where you just get angry and lash out at everyone/everything (a hungry man is truly an angry man) or it elevates you to some higher level where you start pondering ‘what is the meaning of life?’ Hahahaha.

5 minutes after I typed the paragraph above, I ran into an old friend and classmate who had cash and and he bought me lunch – Togo jollof rice and fish. For the first time, I was eating non-Nigerian jollof and not trying to figure out which jollof was better. At that very moment, jollof was jollof, lol. Sorry to be so disloyal, but only the living can be patriotic abeg!

Joy – powered by food!

Guys, as I ate that jollof rice with gratitude overflowing from my heart, I vividly imagined how the Israelites felt the first time they ate manna in the desert – deeply and truly grateful to God for making a way when there seemed to be no way. This was not Abuja or Port-Harcourt airport where I had a higher chance of bumping into an old friend – this was an airport in Lome, Togo! I mean, who goes to Lome? It is a Francophone country (more about my French adventures later) and not a popular travel destination for Nigerians. Plus, it was Wednesday afternoon and all the Easter holiday travels had not started yet. Even if the holiday travels had started, people would be travelling into Lome and not leaving Lome.

I hope with these few points of mine, I have been able to convince you that bumping into my friend who bought me food is definitely an act of God. God came through for me and I am soo grateful for this miracle of divine provision!!!

Speaking of bumping into people, I bumped into my brother jogging on the bridge, lol.

Following in the theme of good news and miracles, I got a lot of good reports in March! Like, every week, someone was giving me good news about what was happening in their lives. One of my very close friends got a better job, a member of my team had a baby boy, another member of my former team got engaged and so on. It is business school admissions season and all my friends who applied got accepted into their schools of choice, yaaaaayy!!! Some of them even got scholarships! Given that I was denied all my 8 scholarship applications, I know how HUGE it is to get a scholarship.

Raise your hands and shout Halleluyah!!

One of the most touching testimonies was one of my guys who applied to about 4/5 schools last year and got turned down by ALL of them. It was rejection after rejection and it was painful. This year, he tried again and he got accepted into his dream school (of course, that would be INSEAD, lol) and got a full-ride scholarship as the icing on the cake. Whoooooppp!!!!! There is no way anyone can tell me or that guy that Oluwa (God) was not involved in this matter – no way! God definitely made it beautiful for him in His own time. Be encouraged brethren, when God comes through, He comes big! Don’t give up, keep believing and don’t stop trying. If my guy did not submit those applications this year, there is no way we would be sharing this testimony now.

It wasn’t all good news in March but God remains good. I lost one of my childhood friends to complications from childbirth and it was quite painful. I got to see a lot of my old friends at the funeral but I don’t like those types of reunions abeg. God remains good and faithful, in spite of the painful circumstances. Her son is alive and well. The entire experience made me even more grateful for all the people I know who go through childbirth and come out triumphantly.

Talking about birthing stuff, the new website is finally here!! It was my big project for March and I really like it -I hope you do too! The blog remains the main focus of the site, but I decided to expand it to a one-stop location for all things Kemi. If you know me well, you will know that I am quick to delegate/outsource anything that can be delegated/outsourced, so that I can spend my time more effectively. The design portion of the website was royally outsourced and I really like the outcome. I have to say a special thank you to @54africa – she gifted me the theme used for the new site (part of my giveaway blessings) and it looks great! Thank you so much. Friends, abeg, go through the website and feel free to give me feedback about it quickly before the website designer leaves me out in the cold, lol.

Ayeeee- this was my reaction when I saw the new website for the first time

Now to my Lome adventures. Country count update: 36 countries!!! I had a 1-night trip to Lome, Togo this past week for work and the whole trip was quite an adventure. First, I almost missed the flight out on Tuesday morning. I am not sure where that traffic came from but it was BAD! We got to the airport after check-in had closed and almost knelt down for the folks at the counter before they had mercy on us and issued manual boarding passes. The race I ran to the gate was a workout on its own. Thankfully, I was wearing block heeled shoes (I am very deliberate about the shoes I wear to travel) so I didn’t have to remove my shoes to run, even though I would not have hesitated to do that. No fine girl when you are about to miss the only flight of the day. The alternative would have been to fly to Accra and do a 3-5-hour road trip (depending on traffic) to Lome but the timing didn’t work for the client. Thank God we made it to the flight and even got upgraded to business class, hahaha.

Woman was hot after that run to the plane so she took off her jacket, haha

We landed in Lome and I had to give their airport a good round of applause – I was impressed! The last time I flew though Lome was in 2014 on my way to Brazil (and you know we don’t count airport stop-overs as visiting the country) and the old airport was not great. This new airport was world-class in my eyes, until they told me the restaurants don’t accept cards, lol. I quickly downgraded them – at least my own country’s airport doesn’t starve people. The WiFi at the airport was not working that afternoon too so it just added salt to my injury.

On the bright side though, there is no traffic in Lome, and everywhere is within a 20-30 mins driving distance. Similar to Lagos, they have a lot of okadas (motorbikes) too but these ones are generally well-behaved. They wear their helmets, they don’t ride right in the middle of the road, and they are definitely not on a mission to scratch your car like their Nigerian cousins.

No where to sit and wait for the pick up car in Lagos airport *sigh*

The toughest part of my trip was sitting through a 5-hour workshop in French! Mehn, my brain was hurting at the end of the session. I could follow some of the discussions until they started speaking very fast and then I was just lost. Whenever anyone was speaking, I would stare at them intensely trying to read their body language, pick a few words out of what they are saying, translate it in my head and then tie it back (plus all the body language) to the context of the slide being presented. It wasn’t easy o! By the time I finished this my translation, the conversation would have moved on, lol. Conversational French is very different from business/critical thinking French o! I drank 4 bottles of water over the course of the session to cool down my hurting brain, lol.

4 empty water bottles standing on a wall, lol

Whenever I had to present, I made sure I spoke my English slowly (and with a low-key French accent, hahahaha) so that they would be able to understand me. It’s interesting (and sad) how a lot of native French speakers can also speak English well, but native English speakers can’t speak French. I have taken this up as a challenge o – I have to learn business French and be able to understand the language regardless of the pace at which it is spoken. This my current ‘order food, ask for directions, go shopping’ French is not going to help my life.
Seriously, if anyone is going to be a real pan-African leader, being able to speak and understand the French language is non-negotiable. Someone can’t always have a translator all the time naa. Anyway, I have been eyeing this 4-week course at this French school in Nice for a few years and I think the time to actually do it is drawing closer.
*brings out a scientific calculator to calculate the school fees and how to structure the savings plan to make this a reality*

View from the French school – I think I will learn the language better here. *wink*

[Update: While we wait for money to go and learn French in France, here are some recommendations on apps you can use to learn.
1) DuoLingo (free and easy app)
2) Michael Thomas (also an app but you need to pay after the first lesson)
3) Rosetta Stone – last time I used it, it was in CD format but I am sure there is an app for it now.
Let me know your experience with them and if you found them useful.]

This Easter, all that is on my agenda is rest and recovery; no unnecessary waka-waka. I feel like I need to gather strength for Q2 and I can only do it while being horizontal on my bed, lol. That said, I am living vicariously through @naijanomads and their IG stories on their ongoing Morocco trip. The pictures and videos are so beautiful! Our giveaway winner (b.sholzz) is also on the trip and she is having an amazing time.

B.Sholzz stunting in Morocco

Happy Easter folks. If Jesus did not die and resurrect, we would be in big trouble, so I am deeply thankful for the season and His sacrifice for me and you. He died for me and every single day, God knows I try to make sure I am living for Him. I hope you are too 😊

What are you doing for Easter?(or what did you do? Depending on when you finally see this post)
How do you like the new website? Got any feedback for me?
What is the good Lord doing in your life? Please share the good news with us in the comments section.

I love you all ❤❤❤
Hugs,
Kemi

p.s – Don’t forget to share your testimonies of what the good Lord is doing in your life in the comments section. I can’t wait to celebrate with you.

56 Comments

  1. Dee March 31, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    So mAny things to comment on. First your captions, you’re not serious o !!! Second thank God for divine provision in Lome and the upgrade , won’t be so it !! and third , country #36 woohooo!!!

    Love the new site it’s very easy to navigate and I love that we get to see your full market here 🤣🤣.

    im in for French lessons , heck I’ll learn Basketweaving in that location . When do we register and please calculate for two of us .

    March testimonies : great report at work and the completion of a two year project , safe travels across three continents in one month ! Weddings of loved ones went beautifully. Made it to country 46 this month !!! God is gracious despite my cray !!! Happy Easter

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author March 31, 2018 at 3:23 pm

      Yesssss!!! It’s great to see your comment here finally – God has dealt with our tech-enemies! Yessss!!!!!

      Thanks for loving the new site – its loves you right back. heck, it even let your comments finally show up, lol.

      I will definitely calculate French course costs for 2 – the only problem is that when the going gets tough, I will be tempted to speak English or Yoruba with you, lol. Not sure our French professors will appreciate that, hahahahaha.

      Halleluyah for your praise reports! Country 46??? You are my mentor mehn!! when I grow up, I want to be like you (plus the waist size too).

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  2. Nnennaya March 31, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Love the simplicity of your new website 😊
    BTW people do travel to Lome, Togo…Lol!
    As I speak my sister and a group landed Togo yesterday 😁
    Happy Easter, Kemi 😇

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author March 31, 2018 at 3:42 pm

      Encourager aye!!!! Thanks hin.

      Ah, I should have just stayed back to hang with them o. So many Easter trips, it was hard to choose one so I just stayed at home, lol.

      Btw, Nene Uwa of the Lord – when are we travelling together Ma?

      Happy Easter hun!

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  3. AMO March 31, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    It was definitely God >> I love love to see Him in the small things. When we open our eyes to the many small miracles in our daily lives, we are constantly reminded that there is only one person who knows the number of hairs on our head. That the God of all the earth, knows our names and cares about what happens to us.

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author March 31, 2018 at 3:44 pm

      Ameeeen sister-girl, Amen!!!

      It is so humbling to know that God cares about the little stuff in our lives. It also makes us more confident that He can and He will handle the big stuff too!

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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  4. Rachael March 31, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    The excitement i got getting the notification in my email, I had told my son Anjola that i will get up soon and fry Dodo with eggs for him but i quickly apologized to him that he should give me a minute to read from you!! Lol

    You made my day, reading from you is not just about reading but because i know personality, the person behind the stories. She is amazing, you are amazing!

    The new site is that bomb!

    Thank you Aunty K for sharing and making my day

    God has been so faithful to me! I thank God for the blessings of good sons, no issues at all concerning them. I thank God for academics at last Masters grad next year and graduating with my son Teniola ! WHAT A JOY!! too much pictures on that day!
    I thank God for choosing me as one of His vessels, it’s been an experience in the journey of hearing Him daily and doing as told.

    EASTER THIS YEAR IS AWESOME!! the resurrection power of God is mighty in our midst to do exactly as prayed for by God’s children.

    I pray that the resurrection power of God do something mighty in your precious life!

    Loads of love Aunty K

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  5. Vintage Lass March 31, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Yaaaaay!!! Exciting stuff. Thankful to God that I can finally post my first ever comment on your site! 😂

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author April 2, 2018 at 2:00 pm

      Yesssssssssss!!!!! I am thankful to God that you can have finally posted here too 🙂

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  6. Segun March 31, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Kemi Phelps! Did you forget? You are a swimmer too!
    BTW I’m checking out that school in NICE too… E be like say French na the new frontier to conquer.

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author April 2, 2018 at 2:02 pm

      Hahahaha! Swimmer sha – I never collect freedom from swimming school so not yet Phelps 😂😂

      The school is Nice is lovely; the Nigerian invasion is about to hit them 😂

      Cheers!!!

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  7. Eyitemi March 31, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Let me start with my favorite part and I agree with you plenty. “only the living can be patriotic” 🤣 🤣. Hunger can humble you and teach you loads of lessons. You’d suddenly realize how philosophical you can be. 😂
    Thank God for his timely intervention.

    The new website is Bae, and I love love your dance reaction to it. Welldone Kemiiiiiii.

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author April 2, 2018 at 3:18 pm

      Hahahaha! You are the real MVP- dropped comment on both IG post and blog! Thank you sis!

      May hunger not catch up with us in Jesus name.

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  8. Toyo March 31, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Yeeyy congrats on the new site sis!

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author April 2, 2018 at 2:03 pm

      Thanks dearie!!!! And thank you for the feedback as well. Kisses

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  9. Ibilola March 31, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Finally our new baby is here “website”. I got some notifications while the “renovation” was on…it kept telling me to check back. Great outlook here dear. Less is more; that’s my feedback.

    I don’t think I’ve read any of your posts without giggling; you’re such a comedian. BTW what’s the rationale with the no card thing? Could it be security or ignorance? Well, another reason to say we set try for naija.. lol

    We need deliverance from mental laziness with this French thing… I remember mentioning it last week to SY that I need to learn it. It’s an official language and we must accept that business truth if we really mean business. Let me just enrol online

    Nice to see Dipo here; I need to bump into him o, missed him.

    So for me Easter has been restful, bookful and a bit eventful. Like today I attended two meetings to support my career friends and also top up on this purpose journey. On Monday I will attend and speak at a reunion hangout with my Ibadan folks (childhood friends).

    Thanks for sharing your journey with us, it’s always a blend of learning and laughter.

    Your blog is beautiful and I’m challenged to revisit mine.

    Happy Easter Sis.

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author April 2, 2018 at 3:05 pm

      Yes yes yes – the baby has come!! Hahahahahaha. Thank you so much for the feedback _ I shall be DMing you to get the interpretation of this loaded statement ‘less is more’ 🙂

      Glad you find all the post entertaining, lol. I just try to keep it real and type out the conversations I am having in my head, lol.

      There is no valid rationale for that ‘no card’ thing – none whatsoever!

      Re learning French – let me recommend 2 apps – Duolingo and Michael Thomas. I understand that Michael Thomas needs payment after the first lesson but I hear its good. DuoLingo is also great with daily lessons and reminders.

      Your Easter sounds fun o. Its so kind of you to invest time in supporting your friends – eyin encourager aye! God bless you sis!

      Thanks again for dropping by and big hugs to your family. Happy Easter ❤❤❤

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  10. Ellen March 31, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    Def need to start French lessons too!

    Great work !!! Very mobile friendly and arrangement
    Works for the site! Going to try search feature to see how that works.

    March has been a daring month just using the Easter to try to connect to Gods heart

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author April 2, 2018 at 2:06 pm

      My social media expert – see expert feedback naa, ayeee! Thank you so much for taking the time to navigate and give feedback. Thanks a lot!

      I hope you have connected back to God’s heart and you are feeling all the love and ready to take on April with renewed strength and confidence.

      I am only one WhatsApp chat away, so hola whenever you need to.

      Big sis lurrrvs yah! 😘😘😘

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  11. Kemi Motayo March 31, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    Happy Easter!!! And congrats on the new website. I was already planning how I will disturb u for a new blog post n b like anticipating website… It’s dope n easy. Nd d best thing about it -ur write-up still!!!. Interesting story teller. It’s very heartbreaking how maternal and child mortality is still a major issue in naija healthcare. Like why should a woman die because she’s bringing life into this world😡I’m sure the complication was a very avoidable one. God rest her soul!! And comfort all her loved ones. God is doing a lot in my life as usual.!!!and this Easter I’m most grateful for my health🙏…had malaria recently and it felt terrible. Being healthy is like d greatest blessing… Enjoy the holidays!!!!! Thank God for the gift of His son. I celebrate our 👑 king JESUS!!! 👑

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    1. Kemi Motayo March 31, 2018 at 6:42 pm

      + congrats to B. Sholzz m toootally JEALOUS!!!! 😪😪

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      1. Kemi O - Site Author April 2, 2018 at 1:58 pm

        We are all jealous o! You are not alone 😘

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    2. Kemi O - Site Author April 2, 2018 at 2:36 pm

      Hahahaha! Thank God that I came through for you before you came to harass me 🙂 I am glad you like the new site too, yaay!

      Sigh – I agree that maternal mortality should really be a thing of the past. My able Doctor, I hope you are going to work on this. Amen to comfort for her loved ones, Amen!

      Oh no, sorry to hear about malaria, but I am glad that you are well now, so I join you to thank God for good health. It is indeed like the greatest blessing!!!! Halleluyah to King JESUS 👑👑

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  12. Esther Adegunle March 31, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    Hi Kemi,
    I love the website!!! Love how you “market” yourself!!
    I have a lot to be grateful for!!! Just checked my goals for the year and sincerely I am doing good!!!
    I refuse to focus on one thing I was trusting for last quarter, cos I know that when God manifests, it will be GREATER than I thought!!
    So I am grateful for my swimming lessons .. was one of my goals!!!
    Grateful for new friends I got in Q1, was not even on my goal list, yet God sent them my way.
    Thankful that my brand (Belle & Grace) launched a new product (shorts) and we are selling!!!
    Grateful for the new marketing platform God opened my eyes to!!
    Thankful for my daughter who is growing gracefully!!
    Too many things to be thankful for!!
    Can’t wait for Q2, we are here already.
    For God is able to do exceeding, abundantly, above what we can think of, hope for or imagine, according to His great power at work within us!!!
    Beautiful month and Graceful Quarter!!!

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author April 2, 2018 at 3:45 pm

      Dearest Esther,

      Thanks a lot for stopping by and sharing. This market must move o! Hehehe.

      Wow, so many praise reports, Halleluyah!!!! You are on a winning streak mama! I pray that God keeps you on that winning streak and you never run out of testimonies in Jesus name.

      I have seen the new product o – beautiful! Is it only for men though?

      And yes, praises to our Father God who is able to exceed all our expectations!!!

      ❤❤❤

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      1. Esther April 3, 2018 at 2:35 pm

        Hiiiiii dear Kemi,

        How you find time to respond to all the posts, welldone!!!

        The shorts are for guys now but we have been getting requests for ladies and babies too, so WIP towards that.

        Have an awesome week dear.

        P.S this french journey I have tried severally and abadoned it many times, just may be soon.

        Thsi website is inspiring me to merge my blog, business and social projects, just may be!!

        Cheers

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        1. Kemi O - Site Author April 4, 2018 at 3:44 pm

          🙂 If it is important, you will make the time. This is important so… (thanks for noticing, lol)

          We are waiting for the female shorts o – the whole womankind is earnestly awaiting the launch of the female shorts. I know bum-bum sizes might make it less straightforward compared to the male ones, but God will give you wisdom to help all of us in Jesus name.

          This French journey will not be finished until you finish it o. Abandoned journey is not the end of the show, so gberaaa!!! Maybe after swimming is completed, you will have energy to channel in to French.

          Awww! Glad the website is inspiring you. Explore if the merger makes sense for you and just do. I think your brands are quite related so it won’t be a totally bad idea. Consider it and let the Holy Spirit lead you.

          Hugs and Kisses,
          K!

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  13. Diusor Odiakosa April 1, 2018 at 1:53 am

    Aunty K💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼. Firstly congratulations on your new site. It’s simply beautiful 😘. The post is so funny yet a very inspiring one for me to always stay grateful for the seeming little things. For easter, I am currently in Benin Republic enjoying the little break away and I am thankful for God’s grace over my life. Hope to explore someday with you😊

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author April 2, 2018 at 1:58 pm

      Thank you Diusor!! I am glad you like the site.

      Yaaay @ being in Benin Republic. I hope you are enjoying it.I look forward to the post about the trip 🙂

      And yes, we remain thankful for God’s grace and all the seemingly little things 🙂

      Yes to exploring together – let’s make a plan, shall we?

      xoxo

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  14. Mo April 1, 2018 at 3:06 am

    Congrats on the new website! Not having food is no joke lol! And its funny how you know EVERYONE and you are such a beautiful person in and out. Trust me, if you werent good, you wouldnt bump into people randomly in francophone airports-good attract good people. Sorry to hear about your friend. Its so hard to think about losing friends at our age. Keep on soaring lady!

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author April 2, 2018 at 1:48 pm

      Mo booski! Lol @ knowing everyone – it sure comes in handy when you are stranded and hungry in a foreign land.

      Awww, thank you for all this love. I actually teared up a little. Thanks a lot dear.

      How is my Fara? Kisses to her o 😘😘😘

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  15. Adeola April 1, 2018 at 3:46 am

    Awesome 👌, beautiful website. Thanking God for His Faithfulness, He always shows up for his own, and I have to realize that there is no conicidence in God.He just had to feed you while waiting and he sent you food via your friend. I pray God comforts the family of the deceased and be God to them through this hard time. Well Done kemi, God Bless you real good.😘😘

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author April 2, 2018 at 1:39 pm

      Delightful Dee, thanks again for stopping by (I will go and give another shout-out on the VBH Backend, lol)

      Truly, there are no coincidences with GOD. He always always shows up when we need Him the most.

      Amen to comfort! Amen!

      God bless you too Dee 😘😘😘

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  16. Kenny VBH April 1, 2018 at 6:16 am

    Kemi..I Love your new website! beautiful theme, and I love the fonts.

    Congratulations on this new milestone am glad God showed up at the nick of time for you at Togo! That’s the kind of God we serve.

    Testimonies for March: God moved me to a new and better apartment yesterday and that wasn’t all..Someone paid for it in FULL!!!
    God also delivered me from an accident that could have been deadly! All praise to him

    Kemi of God..lolz..Thanks for being an inspiration and living life the way God want us too.

    Happy Easter!He has risen and given us total victory, So sorry about your loss..be comforted because It would end in praise, pls don’t ask me how? *smiles

    Love you sis!

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author April 2, 2018 at 1:29 pm

      Kennnyyyy! Thank you so much for coming through and for sharing your praise reports!!

      WOW!! A new fully-paid apartment for you and the boys!!! Is God FAITHFUL or what???? And He did not stop there, He also delivered you from the accident!!!! Kenny, na you GOd love pass o! I thank God for His continued faithfulness in your life and I know He aint even done with you yet!!!! HALLELUYAH O!!!!

      Happy Easter to you too sis! And yes I believe it will end in praise.

      ❤❤❤

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  17. Fola April 1, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Aye💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾
    I love the new look. Very Sophisticated, playful and easy to navigate!
    You’re not alone in this French journey oh. I need to carry my French beyond vous le vous 😘

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author April 2, 2018 at 1:15 pm

      This girl! 😂😂😂 Where did they bring you from? ‘vous le vous’ 😂😂😂

      We have to do something about this French matter – thanks for sharing the app recommendations (I will update the blogpost now with the apps).

      Thank you for both the public and private feedback on the new site, I really appreciate it dear.

      Bisous (that’s kisses in French- I am sure you already knew that 😂😂)

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  18. Oseme Egbele April 1, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    Hi Kemi🙋🏽‍♀️, I’ve been stalking you lately on IG and recently stumbled on your website. I’ve been glued to my phone screen ever since and I feel like I’m living vicariously through you. Lmao like I’ve practically visited those countries with you 😂😂 (please where are we going to next?😉). I think your write-ups are amazing, funny and very inspiring (especially the one about growth and accepting feedback positively i.e big girls cry too post). I like the fact that you’re living your best life and you’re able to let others share in it. Okay that’s enough stalking for today. Happy Easter 😘 P.: I hope to travel the world one day too 🤗

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author April 2, 2018 at 1:12 pm

      Awwww, thanks Oseme!!! We are kuku together, lol..

      I like the ‘where are we going next?’ 😂. Does this mean I can come and collect part of the ticket money from you? Hehehehe! I am not sure what is on the cards for April and May but there is Lebanon with NaijaNomads planned for June ( I am sooooo excited ehn!!!)

      Thank you for the kind comments about the blogposts, I really appreciate it. The growth/feedback post was definitely one of the hardest to write (you know we all like to form superhuman outside) but I am glad that it resonated with a lot of people and is helping us become better people.

      Stalk away o! There is unlimited quota for you, lol. Thank you again for stopping by, for commenting and for the encouragement.

      Re travelling the world – when are you starting? Hope is not a real strategy o – when are you taking your first trip?? I am waiting for an answer o 🙂

      Hugs,
      KO

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  19. Ayodeji (54Africa) April 1, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Ayeeeeeeeee!!!!
    I’m so glad you love the theme.
    You’re not alone with the French journey 😂😂

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author April 2, 2018 at 1:07 pm

      Thank you again and again! God bless you richly!!!!

      This French journey – Oluwa has to get involved to help us o. I don’t know how the language will be giving someone headache, 🙈🙈

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  20. Rebecca April 1, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    And we 😍 you too and your blog. Great article indeed. Interesting to the last drop.

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author April 2, 2018 at 1:05 pm

      Thank you sis!!! We love you right back 😘😘😘😘

      Glad you enjoyed the post and we hope you come back for more 🙂

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  21. Busayo Omoniyi April 2, 2018 at 8:28 am

    Happy Easter Aunty Kems !

    I love the website 😍😍
    I spent my Easter holidays with my family and had a deliberate rest from ‘waka waka’ 😂🙈
    Interesting read as always ❤

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author April 2, 2018 at 1:04 pm

      Thank you B-girl!

      Your Easter holiday sounds just like mine – I hope you feel refreshed and ready for the rest of the month 🙂

      Thanks for always stopping by 😘

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  22. Bis Bis April 3, 2018 at 7:47 am

    First off, I love the new site! I think it captures in detail everything you represent.
    Feedback:
    1. What if we replace the ‘Hi.’ with ‘Hi!’ as you’re all bubbly and full of life?
    2. The ‘See all post’ tab should be ‘Posts’ as in plural?
    Dazzal!

    P.S We need to add BACS to your bio o!

    On to the post!
    We don’t count airport stopovers as visiting the country? Cryingggggggggg in reduced number of countries I’ve visited. But but does it count if I spotted the Eiffel tower from CDG? Lmao

    Q1 was quite eventful for me, made progress on personal projects and I got good feedback from my boss at work. But you know how they say the reward for good work is more work? Omo wa se o ri se!

    So sorry about your friend 🙁 It is well

    Thank God for all your friends and their testimonies. Keying into it in advance!

    Have a Blessed month ahead Sis!

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author April 4, 2018 at 3:33 pm

      Bis-Bis,

      Thanks for the feedback! And yes, we need to add BACS to the profile o.. Noted.

      That ‘See all Post’ ehn -the theme was doing anyhow before but we have found a workaround and its been fixed! Yaaay!

      Halleluyah for the good feedback in Q1 – more grace to even deliver more results in Q2 and beyond in Jesus name.

      Hahahahaha @ spotting Eiffle Tower from CDG, hehehehe.. Bisola, please don’t crack my ribs abeg

      Thanks again for always always dropping an encouraging comment – I really appreciate you hun. xoxo

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  23. Unravelling Nigeria April 4, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Oh heyyyyy girl.

    Just reading and thinking but this Kemi is a beautiful somebody sha.

    Great site, Q1 was so-so, waiting for an even better Q2.

    At least I managed to have lunch with you in Q1 so that’s something to be grateful for abi?

    http://www.unravellingnigeria.com

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author April 4, 2018 at 3:37 pm

      Hey boooski,

      Yes o! Hanging out with you in the dying hours of Q1 is definitely something to be grateful for.

      The mango juice, the Cambridge-trained pounded yam, that tall glass of hot chocolate (*wink wink*) and the jamming playlist are also part of the gratitude list. We must not take these things for granted o.

      Thanks for the feedback hun, really appreciate it. And you called me a beautiful somebody? *covers face blushing* Thanks Lolitooo 🙂

      I am looking forward to the montage of our hangout, I am sure it will be bae.

      xoxo

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  24. Olamide Abels April 4, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    You know how I feel about you darling. Its a beautiful write up. Its funny and impactfulu. I am super proud of you. Keep shining sis

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author April 5, 2018 at 2:54 pm

      Shine-Shine Baby! I do know how you feel – I love you too! 😘😘😘

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  25. Wani A April 4, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    Kemi O…Writer/Story teller Crush😍
    I love everything about the website…”one stop location for all for all Kemi things” 😎🤩
    I love how you introduced your self in the “About Me” Section
    Your new post….was a roller coaster of emotions…Happy, Sad, Fun, Funny, Serious…gbo gbo e.
    I just love the way you write…Easy Peasy…Breezy.

    Well done dear…I shall stay tuned for the next Post

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author April 5, 2018 at 2:45 pm

      My Ebony star,

      Thank you so much for your detailed comments – very heartwarming and encouraging.

      And yes, the next post will come sooner than the last day of the month 🙂

      Hugs,
      Your not-so-ebony sisi

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  26. Ijeoma Onyejiuwa April 21, 2018 at 11:12 am

    Kemi O! Twinny of Laiveeee!! Your new site is amazing 😉. I love ❤️!

    Totally enjoyed reading this post, “Only the living can be patriotic”. You really sabi ✌️.

    As I cannot come and go and kill myself, I had a thrilling Easter vacay with four beautiful, fun loving ladies. We toured Abu-Dhabi and Dubai, dropping Slayage like a pack of MacDonalds burger! Lol
    The best part is, I was meeting two of the girls for the first time. We bonded and rocked. Already planning another trip, that’s how beautiful our time together was.

    My God has being too much! He’s blessings live me speechless and I can’t thank him enough.

    Keep Inspiring!
    Keep Winning!
    Keep Living!

    God bless you plenty ❤️

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    1. Ijeoma Onyejiuwa April 21, 2018 at 11:14 am

      Argh! Na 3 ladies. I was the 4th person 😂😂…

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    2. Kemi O - Site Author April 24, 2018 at 10:09 am

      Twinnieeee!!!! Good to see you here.

      I was following you and the Dubai ladies on IG, it was so entertaining! You people even took aso-ebi to the abroad! Respect mama!!!

      Oh wow – I thought all 4 of you were childhood besties o! Who would have thought that you just met 2 of them. Very cool – I think you just found yourself a travel squad for life!

      Yes and Amen to speechless blessings from the Father! We thank Him on your behalf too 🙂

      Love you loads twinnie and thanks again for the lovely comment. 😘😘😘

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